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Easy Taco Soup Recipe

An Easy Taco Soup Recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes. This hearty soup is loaded with ground beef, tomatoes, corn and beans with a homemade taco seasoning. This recipe has similar ingredients to chili but is filled with all the favorites you’d get in a taco.

Like our Beef Chili, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for cooler weather!

Taco soup in a bowl loaded with tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream and avocado.

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Hey, hey. Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing a Taco Soup Recipe!

Taco Soup Recipe:

We love all foods Mexican around here. From shrimp fajitas, to classic beef tacos or even ceviche, Mexican-inspired recipes are always on rotation. This taco soup is a great substitute for Taco Tuesday when you want tacos yet something hot. The ground beef combined with corn, peppers and tomatoes, loaded with beans for protein is such a great combination of flavors.

Hearty homemade taco soup in a Dutch oven topped with cilantro.

How to Make Taco Soup

  • TACO SEASONING– Prepare homemade taco seasoning (see ingredients below), or use a store-bought seasoning and season to taste
  • MEAT- Sauté the ground beef in a Dutch oven or large pot with a heavy bottom. Frequently stir and break up the meat as it’s being cooked. Lightly season the meat and mix well.
  • VEGETABLE- While the meat is sautéing, finely chop the onion and cube the tomatoes and peppers. NOTE: You can substitute the fresh tomatoes for canned diced tomatoes with or without chili, depending on how spicy you want the soup to be.
  • SIMMER- Once the meat is sautéed, add in the tomatoes, peppers, corn, drained beans, broth and seasonings. Turn soup to low and cook 12-15 minutes.

Can I Substitute the Meat?

We prefer the flavor of the beef for classic taco soup, but you can successfully substitute the ground turkey for ground turkey or ground pork.

How to Make Taco Soup

Tips for the BEST Taco Soup

  • If you enjoy your food spicy, add in chopped jalapenos to taste with the remaining ingredients.
  • You can add the onion, green and red pepper as the meat is cooked if you want the ingredients to all to be really tender.
  • If you don’t have both green and red peppers, you can just use one whole green or red pepper.
  • The beans may be added with the remaining ingredients if you want them soft. However, you can add them 5 minutes before the soup is done cooking if you just want to have them hold firm.
  • This soup turns out hearty. Add more broth than the indicated amount if you prefer to have more liquid in the soup.

Prepared ingredients for taco soup in bowls.

How to Serve Taco Soup?

Just like with tacos, you can change up the toppings for the taco soup with personal favorites. All the favorite toppings you’d add to a good taco can with the soup (well, minus lettuce, that would be weird, ha!). The toppings may be served in individual bowls on the table allowing your family to top their soup as they like it, just like you would tacos. We really enjoy serving this with:

  • Tortilla chips or crushed Doritos
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Diced avocado,
  • Cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • Fresh cilantro

TIP: If you like heat, add some hot sauce or Sriracha to the soup.

Hearty taco soup in a bowl topped with avocado and cheese.

This recipe brings together two amazing recipes in one: tacos and soup, a perfect combination. You are totally in for a treat with this quick taco soup.

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Easy Taco Soup Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The easiest homemade taco soup recipe loaded with ground beef, beans, corn, pepper and tomatoes with a homemade taco seasoning. Top soup with avocado, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $15-$18
Keyword: taco soup
Calories: 247 kcal
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Taco Soup:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp oil sautéing
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ green bell pepper diced
  • 16 oz can beans, drained (kidney or pinto)
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups beef broth

Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp oregano

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients for the taco seasoning.

  2. In a Dutch oven, heat oil. Once hot, sauté ground meat breaking it up as it’s cooked, lightly season with the taco seasoning.

  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion. Cube the red pepper, green pepper and tomatoes.
  4. Once the meat is browned, add the remaining ingredients and seasonings. Turn heat to low and cook 12-15 minutes. Serve soup hot with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 810mg35%
Potassium 899mg26%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1094IU22%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • TeresaS
    October 10, 2019

    I made this last evening for our dinner…it was so easy and delicious…cooks really quick…I froze 2 servings and have 2 more servings in the frig for later…I threw in a hatcher pepper that I had…it added the touch of heat we were looking for… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Jeanette
    October 2, 2019

    This looks and sounds so good. Can this be made in a crockpot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2019

      Hi Jeanette, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Trudy
    September 12, 2019

    Sounds amazing! Approximately how much taco seasoning do you normally add to your soup? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 12, 2019

      Hi Trudy, we use the full amount of the taco seasoning in the recipe card. I would suggest adding a store-bought one to taste since they can vary in salt and spice content. Reply

  • Joan Votava
    September 11, 2019

    Made It for supper! Yummy for a cool evening! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      Isn’t that the best for coller nights! Thank you so much for sharing that great feedback with me. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    September 11, 2019

    This one was a winner for sure! My veeeery slow 3 year old eater gobbled this up in 15 minutes (he normally takes over an hour to eat). I even got a “it’s pretty good” from my husband, versus the usual “eh”. We added some crushed chili Fritos, sour cream and cheese on top. I’ll definitely make this again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Viktoriya! Reply

  • Adrienne Bolton
    August 25, 2019

    Winner with the whole family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Adrienne! Reply

  • August 21, 2019

    Natasha,
    Your Recipes are winners! I have tried several of your recipes and they are all great.
    The Taco Soap is outstanding and my husband and I both loved it. It is so fast. Keep sending those recipes. Nancy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2019

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed that Nancy! Thank you for sharing that with me Reply

  • Ines
    August 21, 2019

    I made this for my sister in law who just had a baby. It was a hit and so easy. I topped with cheese cilantro and green onions Perfect potluck recipe too Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2019

      That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • August 18, 2019

    look yummy. i must try… Reply

  • Mary
    August 16, 2019

    Looks delicious
    I am going to make it shortly Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2019

      That’s so great, Mary! Reply

  • Stephanie
    August 14, 2019

    Our family loves this taco soup recipe! It’s absolutely fantastic! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that Stephanie! Thank you for that amazing review! Reply

  • Katerina @ diethood .com
    August 14, 2019

    mmmm…sounds incredibly delicious!! A MUST make! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      I hope you try this soon Katerina! Reply

  • August 14, 2019

    What a hearty and delicious soup! I know what I will be having for dinner tonight! Delish! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      Same here Sara! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • lauren kelly
    August 14, 2019

    We loved this so much! I omitted the corn and topped it with avocado and cheese. YUM! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Lauren! Reply

  • Rachael Yerkes
    August 14, 2019

    the perfect way to head into fall! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      I agree! Thank you for that great review Rachael! Reply

  • Tammy
    August 13, 2019

    This sounds so delicious…can’t wait to try it  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2019

      I hope you love this recipe Tammy! Reply

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